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Making Liquid Soap – Turn a Bar of Soap into Liquid Soap

Making liquid soap from a bar of soap is easy with this DIY project. I have a thing about soaps.  Either I like expensive bar soap, or else, I like liquid soap.  Plain old Dial or Irish Spring soaps just don’t cut it for me. For showers, I enjoy my expensive bar soaps but for …

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How To Roast your Own Garlic for Spreads or Recipes

Roast your own Garlic – Easy Cooking Tip I love the taste of fresh garlic. But sometimes it is too tart for a particular recipe.  In those cases, I roast a whole head of it.  You can use much more garlic in your dish if it is roasted and roasting garlic brings out the natural …

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Jewelry Displays – DIY projects to Organize your Treasures

If you have a lot of jewelry, you will most likely find that it ends up in trays or drawers in a big muddled mess.  But with a bit of creativity, on of these DIY jewelry displays will have your treasures organized in no time at all. Jewelry Displays from Re-Purposed Materials. The projects make …

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Water Bath for Vegetables & Fruit – Is it Necessary?

If you grow vegetables in your garden, it’s probably second nature to give them a wash when you bring them inside. After all, they are growing in the dirt and those that grow on vines often have dust and other particles on them. But what about the fruit and veggies that you purchase in a …

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35+ Creative Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is one of those things which people have in their bathroom, that they use primarily for healing wounds and cuts. It is a shame to save this handy bottle for just medical uses, when there are so many more uses for it around the home.  And it is so inexpensive too! Hydrogen peroxide …

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The Secret To Perfect Mashed Potatoes – the ultimate comfort food

Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. We all love them, don’t we?  I get asked often for cooking tips, but when people taste my mashed potatoes, they always want to know my tip for making them.  So…drum roll… Here we go: How to make the perfect mashed potatoes, step by step. For me, the ultimate …

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Lenox Spice Jars – Cats of Distinction – A Collector’s Item

I have always loved cats, to the point where I even purchased a set of Lenox spice jars called “Cats of Distinction.” Anyone who looks on eBay, Ruby Lane, or other sites that sell vintage items will see old kitchen items that you may have used at some point being offered for sale.  Today, I …

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Best Organization Tips for the Home

These household organization tips show how to save space and have items ready when you are ready to use them. There is nothing like a well organized home – especially on Organize Your Home Day on January 14.  Good organization makes every task just that little bit easier to accomplish and saves so much time. Keep …

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Best Household Tips – Make your Home Run Smoothly

This is my latest group of best household tips to make your home run more smoothly and efficiently. I am an orderly person.  Organization seems to be my middle name.  I am always looking for tips to make things easier for me to manage at home. Some tips help to make your cleaning jobs easier. …

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Expandable Curtain Rods as Plant Supports

All gardeners know the task of keeping tall flower stalks from flopping over. There are lots of retail supports that you can purchase, but they can be pricey and also sometimes are not the right lengths. A great creative gardening hack is to use expandable curtain rods as plant supports. The answer is easy.  Collect …

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Food Art – Artistic License in the Kitchen

Food carving and creative food art is something that requires a great deal of patience to end up with just the perfect result.  I love seeing what creative people can do with food to make it into an art form. Food is soft and this makes it the perfect medium for carving into life-like objects. …

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DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner – Today’s Household tip

This easy recipe makes a super DIY stainless steel cleaner at a fraction of the price of a retail produce. There is nothing quite like the look of stainless steel appliances in a kitchen. They are very popular right now and most kitchens seem to have them. But one of the problems associated with them …

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